Jim Burkaloo has a lot of experience with grass and its benefits specifically marsh grass.
"Actually I planted mine in 1972," said Burkaloo.
While some people plant grass to beautify their yards others are planting to get it back.
"I've gained about 20 feet of shoreline since I've planted it," said Burkaloo.
Burkaloo is a part of an organization behind events like the shoreline restoration project. These volunteers call themselves tree huggers.
"I'm someone that really appreciates the environment and the planet that we live on," said William Wallace.
Burkaloo and William Wallace are out with other volunteers planting smooth cord grass for a Watson Bayou property owner.
It's success that you can see. Right next to Saturday's effort is a project that started back in 2008. A project so successful that neIghbors wanted to join in.
"They saw how well that's done," said Wallace. "It stabilizes the shore. They haven't had erosion. You can see the trees are moving down, so after [the other project did] so well they changed their mind and decided we'd like to have this project here too."
The grass provides additional habitat for smaller fish and helps filter the water, which keeps the bayou clear.
"Bulkheads wear out and start falling in," said Burkaloo. "I'd like owners to considered marshing it instead of replacing it with a bulkhead."
All that the little plants require is a little love and affection.
"It's not a whole lot of work," said Wallace. "These plants are very hardy so it's pretty easy. You just dig you a small hole, give it a little love, and it does well."
A love these little plants will definitely return.